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Metamorphic Reactions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 291

Metamorphic Reactions

The fourth volume in this series consists of eleven chapters. The first five deal with more theoretical aspects of the kinetics and mechanisms of meta morphic reactions, and the next six consider the interdependence of defor mation and metamorphism. All papers deal with natural processes that inter act on various time scales and with different degrees of mass and heat transfer. Consequently, many fundamental axioms of metamorphic petrol ogy and structural geology are questioned both for their accuracy and their usefulness. In raising such questions, most contributors have pointed to ways in which the answers could be forthcoming from appropriate experi mental studies or observations on natur...

New Developments in High-pressure Mineral Physics and Applications to the Earth's Interior
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 625

New Developments in High-pressure Mineral Physics and Applications to the Earth's Interior

Geophysical measurements, such as the lateral variations in seismic wave velocities that are imaged by seismic tomography, provide the strongest constraints on the structure of the Earth's deep interior. In order to interpret such measurements in terms of mineralogical/compositional models of the Earth's interior, data on the physical and chemical properties of minerals at high pressures and temperatures are essential. Knowledge of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, crystal chemistry, crystallography, rheology, diffusion and heat transport are required to characterize the structure and dynamics of the Earth's deep interior as well as the processes by which the Earth originally differentiated....

Deformation Processes in Minerals, Ceramics and Rocks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 424

Deformation Processes in Minerals, Ceramics and Rocks

This monograph has its origins in a two-day meeting with the same title held in London, England in the spring of 1987. The idea for the meeting came from members of the UK Mineral and Rock Physics Group. It was held under the auspices of, and made possible by the generous support of, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Additional financial assistance was provided by ECC International pIc and the Cookson Group pIc. The aims of the London meeting were to survey the current state of knowledge about deformation processes in non-metallic materials and to bring together both experts and less experienced Earth scientists and ceramicists who normally had little contact but shared common interests in deformation mechanisms. This monograph has similar aims and, indeed, most of its authors were keynote speakers at the meeting. Consequently, most of the contributions contain a review element in addition to the presentation and discussion of new results. In adopting this format, the editors hope that the monograph will provide a valuable state-of-the-art sourcebook, both to active researchers and also to graduate students just starting in the relevant fields.

High-temperature Metamorphism and Crustal Anatexis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 408

High-temperature Metamorphism and Crustal Anatexis

This second volume in the new series produced by the Mineralogical Society is concerned with the study of rocks from the deep continental crust. It is, we hope, timely to summarize recent petrological advances contributing to this field of active interest. Based mainly on review papers read at a conference, the chapters have subsequently been revised and expanded, while the editors have produced an introductory overview as Chapter 1. The conference was the Winter Meeting of the Mineralogical Society on 15 December 1988, at wh ich Prof. R. C. Newton delivered the 20th Hallimond Lecture of the Society (which forms the basis of Ch. 7). The editors are grateful to all who contrib uted to the smo...

Extensional Tectonics: Faulting and related processes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322
Improbable Planet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Improbable Planet

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-09-06
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  • Publisher: Baker Books

The Latest Scientific Discoveries Point to an Intentional Creator Most of us remember the basics from science classes about how Earth came to be the only known planet that sustains complex life. But what most people don't know is that the more thoroughly researchers investigate the history of our planet, the more astonishing the story of our existence becomes. The number and complexity of the astronomical, geological, chemical, and biological features recognized as essential to human existence have expanded explosively within the past decade. An understanding of what is required to make possible a large human population and advanced civilizations has raised profound questions about life, our purpose, and our destiny. Are we really just the result of innumerable coincidences? Or is there a more reasonable explanation? This fascinating book helps nonscientists understand the countless miracles that undergird the exquisitely fine-tuned planet we call home--as if Someone had us in mind all along.

More Than a Theory (Reasons to Believe)
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

More Than a Theory (Reasons to Believe)

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-03-01
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  • Publisher: Baker Books

The year 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Alongside that event, there are many Darwin Day celebrations planned to acknowledge his 200th birthday. Add to these the virulent attacks of the New Atheists, led by Richard Dawkins. Bible-believing Christians will be left increasingly challenged with the theory of evolution as the only model to explain the origins and age of the universe. In More Than a Theory, Hugh Ross, founder and president of Reasons To Believe, offers discerning readers a comprehensive, testable creation model to consider as an alternative. This fascinating resource will educate readers with a direct response to t...

Processes and Consequences of Deep Subduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 291

Processes and Consequences of Deep Subduction

Subduction of oceanic lithosphere into the deep mantle is of major importance for the evolution of the Earth. The motion of lithospheric plates at the Earth's surface is a consequence of the buoyancy forces that drive subduction and a large proportion of the world's earthquakes and volcanoes are related to subduction. The deepest known earthquakes (660-700 km deep) occur in subducted lithosphere but their cause, which has long fascinated geophysicists, is still enigmatic. An understanding of these topics, involving a wide range of physical and chemical processes, requires a multidisciplinary approach. This volume includes contributions from the fields of geodynamics, seismology, mineral phys...

What Drives Metamorphism and Metamorphic Reactions?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

What Drives Metamorphism and Metamorphic Reactions?

Although it is known that what ultimately drives metamorphism is heat, what is less certain is the distribution of heat within the crust and the rates of heat flux through crustal rocks. This text explores the factors that control metamorphism and the rates of metamorphic processes.